Monthly Archives: April 2013

Benefits of Physical Activity – It’s Good for the Brain – Learn more from Orthopedic Surgeon Louisville KY

Benefits of Physical Activity and the Brain As people age, the human brain typically shrinks in size. However, some recent research led by Dr. Erickson (2013) and colleagues suggests that one of the benefits of physical activity is that it is linked to heightened brain functioning, enhanced cognitive functioning and lower cortical atrophy. According to this… Read more »

Heat Related Illness and Sports Injuries A Real Concern for Kids

Learn about Heat Related Illness and Preventing Heat Stress Before Summer Youth Sports Begin Researchers led by Zachary Kerr and colleagues (2013) and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine estimate that over 9,000 high school athletes are treated every year for heat related illness from physical exertion in warm temperatures. Risk factors include hot… Read more »

Protection from Sun During Outdoor Activity – Reducing Risk of UV Exposure

Protection from Sun during Outdoor Activity Now that summer is coming, and sunnier days are ahead, thinking about protection from the sun is especially important for people who engage in a lot of outdoor activity including outdoor athletes. Many people experience excessive UV exposure and perhaps athletes in particular. Reasons identified by researchers Jinna and… Read more »

Kentucky Orthopedic Explains Obesity, Arthritis and Knee Osteoarthritis as More than Just Wear and Tear

Why do obese people have a higher incidence of osteoarthritis compared to the non-obese population? The thought has been that the increased weight causes mechanical “wear and tear” on the articular cartilage, leading to arthritis. Research is now suggesting different reasons. An outstanding review article was published in the March, 2013 edition of the American… Read more »

Baby Boomers and Health – A Generational Comparison

Baby Boomers and Health As reported by Dr. Dana King and colleagues (2013), baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 comprised about 26% of the population in the U.S. in 2010. Looking at baby boomers and health, including the overall health status of the baby boom generation, researchers looked at National Health and Nutrition Examination… Read more »

Knee Osteoarthritis and Vitamin K Deficiency – Learn more on latest research from Louisville Orthopedic

Knee Osteoarthritis and Vitamin K Researchers led by Misra (2013) and colleagues studying knee osteoarthritis, one of the most common causes of disability for older individuals in the United States, looked at the role vitamin K might play in early changes linked to osteoarthritis. Looking at 1180 people with an average age of 62 years,… Read more »

Orthopedic Injuries in Musicians and Dancers – Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon

Research on orthopedic injuries in musicians and dancers reveals that certain orthopedic injuries are particularly common among these types of artists.  Research by orthopedic surgeon Dr. A.B.M. Rietveld published in Clinical Rheumatology (2013) specializes in treating orthopedic injuries in musicians and dancers and identifies some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries. During medical assessment… Read more »

Pain on Inner Elbow? You May have Golfer’s Elbow or Medial Epicondylitis…Learn more from Sports Medicine Doctor

Golfer’s Elbow, or Medial Epicondylitis, is an overuse injury involving chronic inflammation of the medial collateral ligament. People suffering from golfer’s elbow typically experience pain on the inner side of the elbow but swelling does not normally occur. If you think you may have medial epicondylitis, it is advisable that you seek out a professional… Read more »

Brain Injury in Sports – Ice Hockey identified as Sport with Comparatively High Risk for Kids

Brain Injury in Sports Canadian researchers examined sports injury data about 13,000 Canadian children and teens and found that ice hockey accounted for around 44% of all brain injuries among kids. For kids 11 and older, the game was responsible for more than two-thirds of brain injuries. Player to player contact, getting hit into the… Read more »

Depression and Illness Strongly Associated – Learn more from Louisville Orthopedic Surgeons

Depression and illness are strongly associated, according to research led by Dr. Margaret A. Ege.  Reporting at the annual conferences for the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Ege discussed her study which examined whether people 60 and older with specific medical conditions have a higher prevalence of depression. Looking at data from the 2009-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination… Read more »